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exclusive with the creator of "harry potter" she cracked the code for what kids want. has she done it again? this time for adults. epidation, not quite knowing what the next phase was going to be, you know, because you been, you know, this is what you had been doing. you know, working, working, working, working, working, working. and now you're talking about, well you know, i won't be, and i get the chance to spend more time with my wife and my kids. it's my world. that's my world. ♪ that's my world. and every day since, two years ago, the people of bp made a commitment to the gulf. we've worked hard to keep it. bp has paid over twenty-three billion dollars to help people and businesses who were affected, and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open for everyone to enjoy -- and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. we've shared what we've learned with governments and across the industry so we can all produce energy more safely. i want you to know, there's another commitment bp takes just as seriously: our commitment to america. bp supports nearl
. >> you're a wizard, harry. >> i'm a what? >> reporter: merchandise. a theme park. the harry potter universe, j.k. rowling's creation, has spell bound millions. now, rowling has left her wizarding world behind for an adult novel called "the casual vacancy." you've gone from the ultimate fantasy to the ultimate reality. >> i've gone from dragons and unicorns and all the fun that's involved in writing that, to a book that intensely personal. that expresses a lot of my reality. >> reporter: rowling insists the book is not a memoir. but she did draw on the darker times of her life to craft her characters. >> we have an adult character in the book who has obsessive compulsive disorder. these are things i know from the inside. yeah. >> reporter: the ocd part of it, as well? >> when i was in my teens i had issues with ocd. >> reporter: how did it manifest? >> compulsions. checking things. very common. double-checking. triple-checking. >> reporter: some might wonder why rowling, an almost billionaire, would bother writing another book, putting her reputation on the line. how will you decide
and so is j.k. rowling. author who made harry potter a household name has now cast her spell on adults. her new novel, the casual vacancy will be on store shelves today. and it's about as far from the wizarding world as you can get. the book has just gone on sale in britain. that's where we find cnn's aaron mclaughlin. good morning. they are calling this potter to potty mouth, the huge anticipation for this book is palpable. a lot of the details have been kept secret. you managed to get your hands on it. how did you do that? >> reporter: good morning, alena. yes, i have. i was not one of the few journalists selected to get an advanced copy or to read the book in advance. i got it just like anyone else here in the uk can at this point coming to their local book store. it's also available on e-reader. so far, this book, we have not seen the frenzy here in the uk that we saw for the launch of the harry potter series. there aren't the long lines. i have yet to see a wizard costume. customers seem to be driven primarily by a curiosity to see what rowling has in store for them next. take a l
reporting live for us this morning. >> sure. >>> jk rowling, you know, famous author of harry potter, you know about her new book. it's about teen sex, cutting class and class warfare. wait until you hear how many copies have already been sold. [ giggling ] [ laughing ] [ laughing ] [ laughing ] [ laughing ] ♪ but will it last 'til the end. it will if it's lashblast 24 hr with the anti smudge power. through dining dancing drama break ups and make ups. the anti smudge formula holds on. who knew lashes this big and beautiful could last this long. lashblast 24hr from covergirl. don't you wish all endings could be this easy breezy beautiful. >>> bored by the leeks, tired of all the political attack ads flooding the air waves? well, there is a new ad stars samuel l. jackson and designed to wage unenthusiastic democrats. >> we are all on our own if romney has his way and he is against safety nets. if you fall, tough luck. so i strongly suggest that you wake the [ bleep ] up. how about that student loan overhaul, gonna save you thousands of bucks? mitt will cut that [ bleep ] in a second. dude
next, she made magic and millions, almost a billion from the harry potter series for kids. but now will j.k. rowling reel in their parents. we'll hear from the author as she prepares to release her first book for adults. >>> also coming up, a food fight in cafeterias across this country. why students say eating all the healthy food is leaving them hungry for more. you are watching "world news now." ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by no no hair removal. you by no no hair removal. the new color changing candle from air wick, brings light and fragrance together, to create a mesmerizing experience in your home. try the new color changing candle. something in the air wick. it's time to free ourselves from the smell and harshness of bleach. and free ourselves from worrying about the ones we love. new lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. how? the secret is the hydrogen peroxide formula. it attacks tough stains and kills 99.9% of germs. new lysol power & free. powerful cleaning that's family friendly. another step forward in our mission for heal
on amazon and it didn't even need harry potter's magic. j.k. rowling's new book is on sale today, but is it worth all the hype? >>> and where is this rare white whale headed, next. (push button tone)fterno. this is stacy from springfiel oh whoa. hello? yes. i didn't realize i'd be talking to an actual person. you don't need to press "0," i'm here. reach a person, not a prompt whenever you call chase sapphire. get two times the points on dining in restaurants with chase sapphire preferred. >>> good morning. welcome back to "starting point." some top stories to tell you about this morning. congressman todd akin suggested that women could turn off conception in what he called a case of legitimate rape. but he's picked up more support for his beleaguered senate campaign. jim demint and rick santorum are urging voters to back akin and help republicans win the senate. >>> a new york gay couple is suing a conservative group in federal court. they claim the group, public advocate of the united states, stole a photograph of them kissing from their blog and then used it in a mailer to illu
, known for her harry potter books is out with her first book for adults. it is out in stores today called the casual vacancy but this may be the only one for the older set for now. the british author telling the bbs that her next book will be for kids again. could be similar to harry potter as in the same universe but she made it clear harry's story is done. >> bill: not another harry potter. >> could be related. could be in the same universe but not with harry. david blaine, the magician and illusionist is risking electrocution for his next stunt. daily mail reporting he'll stand grounded on a metal platform wearing a mesh suit with a one million vote electric charge. shooting through his body for 72 hours in new york city. any disruption in that ground will instantly stop his heart. they will stream that event on the internet. >> bill: oh, great. good. what's the point? >> i can't wait to see that, man. he might get crispy fried. >> bill: what's the point? >> it is a magic trip. he's going to stand and get
in an apple tv, the harry potter and star wars blu-ray sets and much, much more, making this deal worth $3,111. wayne: congratulations. stand over here for me. all right. now it's everyone for themselves. uh-huh. you know i couldn't just let you leave with those gifts. now, rebecca's got the shoes and the camera, sheila, you've got $800 cash. michael, you've got the 3-d tv, the comprehensive entertainment package. that's all yours. so here's what we're going to do. sheila, would you like to keep what you have, or take curtain number three? you all can take curtain three, so think about it. but i'm asking her first. would you like to keep what you have, the cash, or go for curtain number three? it could be good, it could be a zonk. (audience shouting) -i'll keep the cash. wayne: you're going to keep the cash. rebecca? -oh, my goodness. keep it, keep it. wayne: so you're going to keep the shoes and the digital camera. michael, now this is tough for you, because that tv? -i'm going to keep the tv. wayne: you're going to keep the tv. they've all passed on this. jonathan: you could have won chi
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